THE CHAMBER OVERVIEW

The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) was founded in 1978 as an international, non-profit, private-sector business association. It comprises of more than 1200 members representing about 280 American, Malaysian and other international companies. The Chamber is a member of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) and affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is the largest chamber of commerce in the world.

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MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

AMCHAM’s mission statement derives from the Chamber’s Articles of Association, which were originally generated in 1978 by the Chamber’s founders. AMCHAM is the voice of U.S. businesses in Malaysia. The Chamber provides relevant business information to its members, actively serves as a platform to represent members’ interests to Malaysian and U.S. stakeholders. It organizes a host of business and social networking events, allowing members to interact and foster closer relations with Malaysian businesses and local communities.

To promote and develop mutually-prosperous commercial, cultural and community relations between American and Malaysian businesses and organizations.

To provide a forum for discussing and exchanging views on business conditions, both domestic and international, which affect members’ interests.

To promote, foster, support, represent and protect the interests of AMCHAM’s member companies.

To represent and express members’ views on trade and related issues to U.S. and Malaysian Government representatives.

To provide resources, networking opportunities and support for the American business community in Malaysia. AMCHAM services cover four key areas: advocacy and government relations, communications, events and programs, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.